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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

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: Prophets, Charlatans and Little Gurus

Four profiles by Ray Gosling 3: Homer
Lane Woodwork teacher, friend of delinquents and psychotherapist, Lane brought sunshine into hundreds of hearts and sex into the consulting room ... allegedly.... with Kenneth Barnes Harry Thompson and Colin Ward
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (Revised repeat) long wave only


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Lane Woodwork
Unknown: Kenneth Barnes
Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Morning Story

Like You Read in Books by JEAN E. TURNLEY
Read by Caroline John
Suddenly everyone is into reading romances ...
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long wave only


Read By: Caroline John
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

The Calming of the Storm NEM, p 89; Lord, thy word abideth (BBC HB 190); 0 taste and see (Vaughan Williams); Mark 4, vv
35-41; O Lord of heaven
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: Analysis

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: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC
Reference Library sort out your queries, quibbles and quandaries.
Producer JAN TAYLOR long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jan Taylor

: You and Yours

News and advice for consumers with John Howard and Les Cottington with his weekly shopping guide.


Unknown: John Howard

: The Grumbleweeds

Albert, Carl, Graham,
Maurice and Robin invite you to join them for another half-hour of Grumbleweed fun.
Written by MIKE CRAIG and RON MCDONNELL Additional material
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester


Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Unknown: Barry Faulkner
Producer: Mike Craig

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Gillian Reynolds A Writer's Ireland: novelist WILLIAM TREVOR talks about his latest book - a personal journey through the island reflecting Irish literature from the Celtic sagas to the present day.
The Birds Fall Down (6) long wave only


Introduced By: Gillian Reynolds
Talks: William Trevor

: Afternoon Theatre

The Marches of Wales by GEORGE BAKER
The opening stages of the American War of Independence are witnessed through the eyes of soldiers garrisoned in the town of Boston.
Sergeant Daniel believes this is a safe time to enlist his son into the regiment. Meanwhile his commanding officer is involved in a manoeuvre designed to secure a lasting peace ...
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales


Unknown: George Baker
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Mr Mackenzie: T P McKenna
Sgt Daniel: Gerald James
Jonathan Harrington: Kerry Shale
John Parker: Danny Brainin
Sgt Thomas: Ray Handy
Peggy Evans: Christine Pollon
Bess: Lisabeth Miles
William: Philip Howe
Maj Piteairn: James Benson
Mr Treads: Christian Rodska
Hawkins: Jim Mills
Ruth: Marilyn Le Conte
Roger: Philip Lober

: Just After Four

Children Talking
GYN FREEMAN canvasses the views of youngsters in Manchester.
BBC Manchester

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Woman and Puppet by PIERRE LOUYS abridged in seven parts by CATHERINE DOLAN
Read by Philip Bond (1) Spain, 1896. Don Mateo Diaz is a man of 37, wealthy and experienced in love, when he befriends that penniless slip of a girl, Conchita Perez , and finds himself, as it were, circled by fire.


Unknown: Catherine Dolan
Read By: Philip Bond
Unknown: Don Mateo
Unknown: Conchita Perez
Producer: John Cardy

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including
Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40pm) Written by MARGARET PHELAN
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Margaret Phelan
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Hazel Woolley: Jan Cox
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Bill Insley: Ted Moult
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: Concert Prelude

with Jeremy Siepmann


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

: Scottish National Orchestra

direct from the City Hall, Glasgow leader EDWIN PALING conducted by Serge Baudo
Pascal Roge (piano) Dukas The Sorcerer's
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2


Leader: Edwin Paling
Conducted By: Serge Baudo
Piano: Pascal Roge

: * Any Answers?

Introduced by David Jacobs
Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Unknown: Laurie Mason

: ' Stereo Scottish National Orchestra

Part 2
Honegger Symphony No 2 Falla Suite: The
Three-cornered Hat BBC Scotland

: Rich Man's Olympics

The Games of the XXIII Olympiad open in Los
Angeles on 28 July and in the weeks that follow more people than ever before will see, on worldwide television, the extension of the dream of the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. How is Los Angeles planning to cope with its second staging of the Games? And how far have the Californians set aside the ideals of the little Frenchman?
Liam Nolan reports.


Unknown: Liam Nolan
Producer: Colin Morrison

: Kaleidoscope

with Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Cone-gatherers (4)

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

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About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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